Friday, April 22, 2011

Rap Round Table, Week Ending 4/22/2011

Music Analysis & Reporting:

Hip Hop 2011: Nobody is Going to Put You On by Justin Boland

Three Hip-Hop Scholars Talk About Combatting Homophobia by Akiba Solomon

The King of Monotone Forever by Jaap van der Doelen

Why We Shouldn't Treat Rap As Poetry by Willy Staley

Response by G

Luke for Mayor by Ben Westhoff

Lil B Goes Gay by John Gotty

Hip Hop 2011: What Do I Do Next? by Justin Boland

Do We Really Need Another Illmatic? by Beware

Obie Trice Meeting With Detroit Senator to Evolve Local Music Biz by Roman Wolfe

Led Zeppelin's Approach to the Blues; A Lesson for Beatmakers by Amir Said a.k.a. Sa'id

Odd Future Bridge the 'Divide' In Hip-Hop for the New West by Steven Roberts

Because I Got High Rapper Afroman Sued on 4/20 by Gerrick D. Kennedy

The Outsidaz Go to Germany by Werner von Wallenrod

Listen to DJ Premier's 'R.I.P. Keith 'Guru' Elam 1-Year Anniversary Tribute' Mix by Jeff Weiss

On the Go by The Great Gats, B

These Boosies Done Hypnotized Me by The Great Gats, B

Dr. Dre signs deal with Chrysler to develop automobile sound systems; 'Detox' remains without release date by Jeff Weiss

Jay-Z and DMX’s Marathon Cipher by J. Tinsley

Lil B Isn’t Gay; He’s Just An Ass by WULU

Frank Ocean: Smart And Subtle R&B Songwriting by Noz

Lil B Says I'm Gay LP Title Provoking Death Threats, Slurs by Rob Markman

Will the Ladies Still Love Cool Curtis, Too? by Greg Whitt

G-Unit's Secret Weapon: Producer/Engineer Doe Pesci by GuttaBoyJihad

Leave Earl Sweatshirt Alone! How Creepy Internet "Journalists" Stalked a Troubled Little Kid over the Internet by Rebecca Haithcoat

5 Reasons Why We’ll Never See Another Classic Rap Album by Tony Grands

Three Things That Can Help You Create "Changes" in Your Beats by Amir Said a.k.a. Sa'id

Nine Types of Light and the Devolution of TV on the Radio by Douglas Martin

The Lonely Island taps Michael Bolton, Snoop Dogg, Santigold for 'Turtleneck & Chain' by Nate Jackson

Here's What They Think About Us: On Ashley Judd & Judgment by Andres Vasquez

It's International RecordStoreDay Today! by The Great Gats, B

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi conquer Rome, with Jack White in tow by Jeff Weiss

Coachella 2011: One Day as a Lion conquers the Mojave by Nathan Jackson

Coachella 2011: L.A. versus London -- Nosaj Thing, Magnetic Man, and Skrillex by Jeff Weiss

Coachella 2011: Kanye West, with a dash of creme fraiche by Todd Martens

Coachella 2011: The Stones Throw/Brainfeeder party at the Oasis Beach Club by Jeff Weiss

Coachella 2011: Jeff Goldblum (yes, Jeff Goldblum) and his jazz orchestra shock the campground by Nate Jackson

Coachella 2011: The Black Keys blackout by Jessica Gelt

Coachella 2011: Lil B, Decibels of swag, spatulas and the occasional inflatable dolphin by Jeff Weiss

Coachella 2011: Cee Lo Green got a major "... You" for his lateness by Gerrick D. Kennedy

Coachella 2011: The Return of Zack De La Rocha by Drew Tewksbury

Coachella 2011: Parking lot pimping and American graffiti by Jeff Weiss

Fiction Pulitzer Sneaks Music Writing In Through The Back Door by Ann Powers

Album Reviews:

Prodigy - The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP by Max

Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva by Tom Breihan

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift/Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift by David Drake

Del the Funky Homosapien - Golden Era by Emerson Dameron

Del the Funky Homosapien - Golden Era by Slava Kuperstein

Cam'ron & Vado - Gunz N' Butta by Amp Geez

Cam'ron & Vado - Gunz N' Butta by Jayson Greene

Cam'ron & Vado - Gunz N' Butta by Sean Ryon

Curren$y & The Alchemist - Covert Coup by Yayo

Curren$y & The Alchemist - Covert Coup by Theon Weber

Curren$y & The Alchemist - Covert Coup by William E. Ketchum III

Dela - Translation Lost by Nicholas Candiotto

Jim Jones - Capo by Ryan J.

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers by Fred Castano

Sweatshop Union - The Bill Murray EP by Chairman Mitch

Classified - Hand Shakes & Middle Fingers by Amanda Bassa

Horse Shoe G.A.N.G. - Firing Squad by Patrick M.

Gorillaz - The Fall by Alex Thornton

Kode9 & the Spaceape - Black Sun by Nate Patrin

Kode9 & the Spaceape - Black Sun by Brandon Bussolini

Foreign Legion - Night Moves by Edwin Ortiz

Clinton Curtis - 2nd Avenue Ball by Marcus Moore

Serge Severe - Back on My Rhymes by Michael Sheehan

Pantha du Prince - XI versions of Black Noise by Andrew Gaerig

Profiles & Interviews:

Interview: Prodigy Talks Reconciling With Nas, Capone Snitching, & Why He Thought Biggie Was Corny by Toshitaka Kondo

DJ Quik: Against All Odds by Paul W. Arnold

Battle Royale: Jay-Z & DMX's 1990s Bronx Battle Revisited by Adam Figman

Smoking Sessions With Zion I & The Grouch by Raj

Del the Funky Homosapien Stays Loyal to His Game: "I Live and Die by the Funk" by Rebecca Haithcoat

Lil B on Confronting Hip-Hop’s Biggest Taboo: ‘In 100 Years People Will Look Back and Appreciate It’ by Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Question in The Form of An Answer: Playboy Tre by Aaron Matthews

Music Nerdery sits down and Interviews the waaay too talented Matt Melvin for Geeky Times and LOLz by Ericka Simone

$WonDough$: Interview + Exclusive Freestyle by HL

Question in the Form of an Answer: Mary Anne Hobbs by Aaron Frank


2011 NBA Playoffs: 10 Things To Watch by TSS Crew

Carmelo WTF? by Freddie Gibbs


Tyler Perry is tired of Spike Lee calling his minstrel shows a minstrel show by Byron Crawford

Decoding Man-Speak for Broads by Blockhead

Rappers Ruin Everything: Meet The Urban Wrestling Federation by David Dennis Jr.

Fact: Vegetarians are twice as likely to give you a blowski by Byron Crawford

Ayo its P-Tones guide to huntin wit dignity by Big Ghostface